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the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this situation is very fluid, but reports we are getting tonight about the raid are very ominous. a u.s. official telling me tonight there were ten americans at the field, five are safe. but the fate of the other five, we do not know. what is clear tonight is that this is far from over. with algerian forces now surrounding the complex, the british prime minister is warning that this raid could end in even more bloodshed. >> it is a very dangerous, very uncertain, a very fluid situation and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> reporter: the worst, coming after the algerian military moved in with helicopters, reportedly fearing the hostage takers were going to escape. the terror group was holed up in the natural gas plant along with their hostages, the americans and other workers from britain, france, japan and norway. some reportedly forced to wear explosives around their necks. tonight, algeria is saying the raid l
. >>> president obama's embattled nominee for defense secretary got a strong endorsement today from former secretary of state colin powell. the retired four-star general called chuck hagel "supremely qualified" in his words to be the next secretary of defense. powell and hagel are both vietnam vets and both republicans, but powell had some harsh words for their party saying the gop should take a very hard look at itself. >> there is also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. >> powell says he is still a republican but that his party's shift to the right has caused it to lose elections saying it has to change along with the country's population. >>> in india tonight, there is new outrage over a new incident of sexual attack. six men are behind bars tonight. police say a 29-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by a group of men including the driver of a bus on which she was traveling. last month the brutal and ultimately deadly attack against another woman on a bus caused wo
raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then h
we have already made to priorities other than medicare social security and defense, means that we spend on everything from education to public safety, less as a share of our economy than it has -- than has been true for a generation. and that's not a recipe for growth. so, we've got to do both to stabilize our finances over the longterm but spur more growth in the short term. i have said, i'm opened to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said that we need more revenue through tax loopholes. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we can solve the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. turns out that the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate on this issue and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they don't think it's fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care. they don't think it's smart to protect endless loopho
confess, but say she killed in self-defense. her attorneys will argue to this jury that alexander abused and controlled arias. and she killed him to save her own life that day. >> the defense is going to be someone to come in and clean up the mess of her multiple stories and explain that in some kind of a narrative. >> reporter: many court observers believe jodi arias will take the stand. she almost has to to make that self-defense claim stick. by then, the prosecutor is hoping the jury will have heard so many lies, they won't believe a word out of her mouth. george? >> hard to see what kind of story she could tell. >>> now, we're going to turn to the mystery of what happened to millions of dollars earned by patricia cornwell. it's part of a huge lawsuit with her former money managers. she says they have been ripping her off. but they claim that, quote, cornwell was living large. and john schriffen is here with all of it. >> reporter: this is a lot of money. according to the lawsuit, patricia cornwell says she discovered something was wrong in 2009, when he net worth was around $13 milli
and considered it a big success. as we heard from secretary of defense panetta, and the -- from secretary of state, they will not rest, the u.s. will not rest until they track him down and bring him to justice. >> what do they do about all the splinter cells across africa? how do you track them? >> it's a huge, vast continent, and very few resources for the u.s. as we've seen on this map. we have u.s. assets in italy and djibouti. those two areas are far apart from where the action is. djibouti is approximately 2,800 miles, the difference between new york and san francisco. going after anybody there would be difficult for the u.s. they plan to do it in conjunction with the french who are already in the country. >> brian ross, still on watch tonight, along with martha raddatz, thank you so much. >>> now, we turn to the giant interview everyone was talking about and debating today. oprah winfrey and champion biker lance armstrong. more than three million people watched trying to gauge his confession, his remorse. neal karlinsky studied armstrong's answers and we wondered, did he finally tel
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